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May 20, 2012 11:00pm PDT
created by world war ii. when the japanese attacked pearl harbor, the united states was not prepared to supply and transport it forces in a global war. there simply weren't enough ships. in 1941 and early 42, shipyards were built all across the country especially here in the san francisco bay area. thousands of people laboring millions of the dollars in massive facilities began building ships. the type that lies in anchor at sasun bay today. also sliding down were tankers. they were being built at an astonishing pace. as it hits the water a crane is already laying the first section of keel. they built them fast but they were built to last as well. many served in world war ii and vietnam with korea in between. into many cases without standing valor. to site one case, the ss meredith was involved in evacuating civilians in december of 1850 from the korean port. under heavy fire and in grave danger, the meredith eventually evacuated men, women and children. that was then, this is now. today the u.s.s. meredith is one of the sasun survivors and is unlikely the maritime meredith may still be
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